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Author Samaan, Jean-Loup

Title The RAND Corporation (1989-2009) : the reconfiguration of strategic studies in the United States / Jean-Loup Samaan ; translated by Renuka George
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 195 pages)
Series The sciences po series in international relations and political economy
CERI series in international relations and political economy.
Contents Part I: The invariants of the military intellectual field * The inheritance of a technicist ideology * The competitive dynamics of the strategic field * Part II: Rewriting the American Military doctrine * Transformations in the Defense Department * The work of legitimizing political agendas * Part III: The emissaries of American military thought * An exemplary regionalization of American politics * The international distribution of American sciences of government * Conclusion: The disenchantment of strategists?
Machine generated contents note: -- Part I: The invariants of the military intellectual field * The inheritance of a technicist ideology * The competitive dynamics of the strategic field * Part II: Rewriting the American Military doctrine * Transformations in the Defense Department * The work of legitimizing political agendas * Part III: The emissaries of American military thought * An exemplary regionalization of American politics * The international distribution of American sciences of government * Conclusion: The disenchantment of strategists?
Summary Based on a case study of the RAND Corporation, this book shows how the uncertainties of US defense policies since the fall of the USSR can be understood and accurately illustrated through an analysis of the evolution of the think tank community, and more particularly through a sociological study of the so-called "defense intellectuals" such as the RAND Corporation. Indeed, RAND as the quintessential Cold War think tank provides a fruitful illustration of the difficult adaptation of American strategic studies in the last two decades
"Based on a case study of the RAND Corporation, this book shows how the uncertainties of US defense policies since the fall of the USSR can be understood and accurately illustrated through an analysis of the evolution of the think tank community, and more particularly through a sociological study of the so-called "defense intellectuals" such as the RAND Corporation. Indeed, RAND as the quintessential Cold War think tank provides a fruitful illustration of the difficult adaptation of American strategic studies in the last two decades."--Provided by publisher
"1991, the Cold War is over. What happens then to the intellectuals who spent their life working and writing about the bipolar confrontation? This book is born out of this very question. Looking at one of the most emblematic American think tank in recent history, the RAND Corporation, it provides key insights on the evolution of strategic studies in the U.S. in the last two decades. Based on numerous interviews and exclusive archives, the research delivers a detailed analysis of RAND's intellectual and corporate development. But beyond this specific case study, the book is more than a historical portray of a American research center. Through RAND and its relationship with the American Military, it aims at understanding the rules of the "field" of strategic studies in the United States. Moreover this work allows the readers to better apprehend the way the elements driving the U.S. defense policies since 1989--the political uncertainty and its doctrinal consequences--shaped the major international events in the last two decades"--Provided by publisher
Notes Translated from the French
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Rand Corporation -- Influence
Rand Corporation -- History
Rand Corporation.
Military research -- United States -- History
Research institutes -- United States -- History
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science.
International relations -- USA.
Theory of warfare & military science -- USA.
Politics and Government.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Intellectual life.
Diplomatic relations.
Military policy.
Military research.
Research institutes.
United States -- Military policy.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 21st century
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781137057358
1137057351
1280881151
9781280881152
Other Titles Rand corporation, 1989-2009. English